Dec 31 2014
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The Widows’ Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival – Edited by Jacqueline Lapidus and Lise Menn; Foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Ohio: Kent State University Press; $38.95) The woman let slip that she’d been married before and widowed young. “It was hard for me,” she said simply, “because there were no role models for young widows.” Those words came back to haunt me years later, when I, too, was widowed young. “The Wild Things,” a poem I wrote...

Dec 31 2014
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The emergence of the American love affair with its cars stretches as far back as the early twentieth century. While it was often viewed as the realm of boys with their toys, a studied retrospective by Margaret Walsh, as published in Gender and the Automobile in the United States, reflects that women were simultaneously ingrained in and on the fringe of that rich past. However, as the woman’s place in society evolved through our growing presence in the labor market, increased...

Dec 31 2014
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Comments Off on Winter, Healthcare, and YOU

 The winter months are a time when many reflect on the previous year and look with expectation to the new. New Year’s. Resolutions are plentiful, with plans to “get in shape” and “get healthy” generally at the top of the list. Eating cleaner, healthier  foods is just as important as routine cardio, stretching, and rest to create or maintain a strong body. We make plans to get our routine mammograms, annual gynecological exams, flu shots, and schedule bone density tests...

Dec 31 2014
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With the proposed MGM Springfield casino project, casinos are on everybody’s mind these days and when it comes to career opportunities for women, the field really is wide open. First, there are the more traditional positions: casino operators, food and beverages, and human resources. Then there are the less traditional ones, such as those held by Cindy Kiser-Murphey ( President and Chief Operating Officer of NYNY Hotel and Casino), Renee West (President and Chief Operating...

Dec 31 2014
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As you once again celebrate the New Year, are there a dizzying number of those pesky resolutions swirl around in your minds just waiting to be chosen? What will you commit to do this year to improve yourselves? According to Health Magazine, the top ten New Year’s resolutions include: Lose Weight Stay in touch with family and friends Quit smoking Save money Volunteer Go back to school Cut back on alcohol Get more sleep Travel (www.health.com/healthgalery/0,,20452233,00.html) Similar...

Dec 30 2014
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“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” — Vern McLellan The beauty of a new year is a fresh start, a clean slate and another chance to get it right. This can be the year to make all your dreams come true! Get up, get motivated and get going. In this issue we arm you with some articles that will help you start the year off right. Change your eating habits, paint your home that new shade you’ve eyeing and get encouraged...

Nov 18 2014
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Gina Barry has been talking to horses since she was a kid. At 12, she was working as a volunteer with the Therapeutic Equestrian Center where she met a Quarter Horse Gelding named Jasper, and they changed each other completely. “I was at the awkward adolescent stage,” she recalls. “And he had just come in from Montana, and he was a bit of a mess himself. So we worked with each other, and we both blossomed. We were just an amazing team.” Sadly, they were also...

Nov 18 2014
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When you are looking to sell your home it is essential that you are familiar with the different types of listing contracts you may have with your agent. Know your options before you approach a real estate agent to sell your home. There are primarily four types of real estate listing contracts, and each has its pros and cons. Through a brief study of the types of contracts, you can arrive on the one that is most suitable to you and your property. Open Listing As the name...

Nov 18 2014
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Comments Off on Best Kid’s Apps for The Holidays

APP: PET BINGO Reviewed by Duck Duck Moose, Inc. Come watch your child’s understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division grow with their very own pets! Pet Bingo is a playful game for kindergarten through fourth grade students. The game is aligned with Common Core state standards for math. Kids will visually learn and practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Pet Bingo includes unique educational hints that teachers have developed...

Nov 18 2014
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Comments Off on Three Secrets of Top Performers to Making Larger Sales

Call higher up the food chain. Most salespeople call prospects who are at a low level. This is an issue of comfort zone. It’s much more comfortable to call on a prospect with a title of “Buyer,” “Manager” or “Representative,” than it is to call on a prospect with the title of “CEO,” “CTO,” “VP” or “Director.” However, top performers consistently call prospects high up in the food chain. There’s a direct connection between how high someone is...

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